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AKG K812 Pro

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by ra97or, Oct 10, 2013.
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  1. mikaelmark
    The Burson FUN, it´s a very nice and price worthy "little" headphone amp. Suggestably with discrete OpAmp´s.
     
  2. SylvesterH
    I have the same Darkvoice like yours. It works quite nice with the Akg.
     
  3. Quadfather
    I cannot stand being tied to a desk. Having a portable "stack" is also on my no list, therefore I strictly look for DAPs and headphones they can drive. I am 100% DAP/headphone. Having things shoved into my ears is another non-starter, therefore I also have no IEMs.
     
  4. KyungMin
    78F2982C-6C78-47CB-B4B1-3F284EBA42D5.jpeg Finally joined the club!
    Loving them so far!
     
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  5. bosiemoncrieff
    Beats?! Why??
     
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  6. KyungMin
    I use them at work. I’m a mailman.. and mainly for the colors.. lol
     
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  7. Quadfather
    I am comparing the Meze Empyreans to my AKG K812 headphones with a Lotoo Paw Gold and a QP1R. I am actually quite shocked at the moment, because I personally like the way my AKG headphones sound over the Empyreans. I am not going to post this on the Empyrean thread because I don't want to get shredded LOL


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  8. Beagle
    Can you qualify the differences you are hearing and why you prefer the K812?
     
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  9. Quadfather
    To me it seems like the detail retrieval is better on the K812, while at the same time sounding more musical and lively. I like the treble extension better and don't hear obnoxious peaks many complain about. I also think the sound stage is more expansive. They are both equal in comfort. I also thought bass hit harder on the k812 without being flabby. Don't get me wrong, the Empyrean is an excellent headphone. I'm just blown away at how good the K812 is at the price. The Empyreans just seemed a little too polite throughout the entire frequency range...
     
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  10. kid vic
    Interesting that you note that the bass is better on the K812; what are you driving them with? Also, what kind of music do you listen to?
     
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  11. Quadfather
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  12. Quadfather
    I am using a Lotoo Paw Gold 2017 and a QP1R. I primarily listen to stuff like Rush, Yes, metal, and a lot of jazz and smooth jazz. I was all prepared to like the Empyrean more than the K812... that did not work out. Price and sound are definitely not linear relationships.
     
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  13. kid vic
    Agreed, honestly, after about $1,000 your paying for sound signature specifics, design and accesories. From the way I've heard the Empy described its probably not for me so I'm glad the K812 is (probably) going to be a better match.
     
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  14. KyungMin
    So since picking these up pretty much all 30 of my other headphones have been hung up (mostly mid-tier) After several weeks these have really opened up. Like WOW.... for a 36 ohm headphone I have the dial on my Schiit Valhalla 2 turned up like 2/3 of the way. Baba Yetu on Christopher Tin's Calling all Dawns album sound amazing on these. I'm curious on why these get such a bad rep so I plan on buying another Summit-fi can to compare.. Most likely the HD800S..
     
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  15. Quadfather

    I love mine.
     
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